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Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Call for urgent social care funding as NHS faces winter ‘health emergency’

NHS warning that social care will impact emergency care as patients cannot be discharged

Northern Ireland nurse picket line in 2020

Unions challenge legality of government's new strike rules

Rules allow employers to use bank and agency staff to cover nursing shifts during strikes

Evidence and Practice

Comparing the hair apposition technique with traditional closure in scalp lacerations: a literature review

Comparing the hair apposition technique with traditional closure in scalp lacerations:...

Why you should read this article: • To identify the clinical outcomes for patients with...

What is the Sepsis Six tool and how and when should I use it?

Implementation of the protocol, updates and other guidance for nurses to consider

Diagnostic and treatment dilemmas in well children with petechial rash in the emergency department

Diagnostic and treatment dilemmas in well children with petechial rash in the ED

Tailoring the investigation, treatment and discharge of well children with petechial rash

Pain assessment tools for use with children in acute pain in the emergency department

Pain assessment tools for use with children in acute pain in the emergency department

Triage nurses are required to use an appropriate, validated tool to assess acute pain

Engaging nurses in patient recruitment to research trials in the emergency department

Engaging nurses in patient recruitment to research trials in the emergency department

The challenges of undertaking a feasibility trial in a city centre emergency department

Hypomagnesaemia: diagnosis and management in the emergency department

Hypomagnesaemia: diagnosis and management in the emergency department

Enhance your knowledge of the clinical management of patients with a deficiency in magnesium

Features

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

How to improve nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

ED nurses must be adaptable when communicating with often distressed people

Inflammatory bowel disease: what it is and how tailored care can improve quality of life

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can be debilitating – find out how to support patients

Opinion

Monkeypox: should we be worried and are nurses at increased risk?

How to spot signs, identifying risk factors and understanding the treatment options

Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment

Children affected by the sudden onset of hepatitis are predominantly under five years old

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Toxic behaviour

Toxic behaviour in the ED: why we must look after our workforce

If is vital to seek support if you witness bullying or are bullied yourself

Students

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

What is breakaway training and why do nursing students need it?

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

Careers

What does an endometriosis specialist adviser do – could a role at a charity be for you?

Advice on combining NHS and charity nursing roles, and how it could develop your career

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

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